Our Vision of Advancing
Our mission is to fund biomedical research and innovations on the Oklahoma Health Center campus that save and enhance human lives.
We aim to achieve our mission by focusing on three strategic goals.
We support the most promising early-stage research happening at OUHSC and OMRF with the goal of elevating the quality of the research, available programming and the entire biomedical research enterprise.
We work to enhance communication with all of our partners to ensure what we are funding has potential for moving from the laboratory to our doctors offices.
We measure and review our research impact data through annual reports by identifying, refining and cataloging outcomes data to ensure our grant dollars ultimately aim for additional funding.
Our Guiding Tenets
These guiding tenets provide vision, focus, actionability, accountability, and a model for continuous improvement in the funded programs of PHF and its medical research partnering agencies.
We succeed when our partners succeed. We fund both the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (OUHSC) and Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation (OMRF), enabling research that brings discovery to medical treatments.
We aim to generate financial returns on investments and mitigate financial risk. We also partner with, or invest in, strategic capital partners, private equity funds, and others who support our mission to advance biomedical research.
Our board committees ensure stability, accountability, and security. Because we are associated with the biomedical industry, it's crucial that we exist in transparency with our partners and investors.
When discoveries are made thanks to funding we have awarded for a scientific and medical breakthrough, we celebrate. Why? Because these discoveries are hard earned, and taking time to appreciate the work and collaboration needed to make it happen is an integral part of the discovery process.
Tom R. Gray, III
Chairman of the Board
President of PHF,
Grants Committee Chair,
Governance Committee Chair, Board Member
Finance & Investment Committee Chair, Board Member
Jimmy Ballard, PhD
Bill Barnes, MD
Stacie Rougas, MD
Jerry Vannatta, MD
Scientific Advisory Director, Board Member
Grants and Programs Associate
Chief Financial Officer